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Polish site pegs Apple's AirPower charging mat at $199

A Polish online store has posted a listing for Apple's AirPower charging mat, due in 2018, claiming the product will cost 999 zlotys or about $273.99 —which one news site suggests will translate to about $199 in the U.S.




The pricingnoticed by ThinkApple —is most likely the retailer's speculation, but might theoretically come from Apple. Regardless, both the $199 and $273.99 figures are probably higher than what U.S. customers will actually pay.

$199 would be a tough ask, despite the premium Apple accessories command and the AirPower's ability to charge up to three devices at once. Single-device charging pads sold by Belkin and Mophie cost $59.95.

Consider that at $199, the AirPower would be more expensive than Apple's own AirPods, which sell for $159.

Neither Apple nor the Polish store —X-Kom —have set out a firm launch date.

The AirPower will support the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and Apple Watch Series 3, as well as an upcoming AirPods case that might arrive as soon as December. Still unknown is how much wattage the pad will offer. By default the iPhone X supports just 5 watts, but a future software update will raise that ceiling to 7.5 watts.